Matthew 11:5

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The blind receiue their sight, and the lame walke, the lepers are cleansed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raised vp, and the poore haue the Gospel preached to them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{the} BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and {the} lame walk, {the} lepers are cleansed and {the} deaf hear, {the} dead are raised up, and {the} POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.
- Basic English Bible

Blind [men] see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:
- Darby Bible

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
- Webster's Bible

blind eyes receive sight, and cripples walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf ears hear; the dead are raised to life, and the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them;
- Weymouth Bible

the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
- World English Bible

Blynde men seen, crokid men goon, meselis ben maad clene, deefe men heren, deed men rysen ayen, pore men ben takun to `prechyng of the gospel.
- Wycliffe Bible

blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead are raised, and poor have good news proclaimed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:5


11:5 The poor have the Gospel preached to them - The greatest mercy of all. #Isaiah 29:18|; 35:5.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:5


Mt 11:5 The dead are raised. In Luke, the raising of the widow's son at Nain immediately precedes this message (Lu 7:11-17); and in this Gospel we have seen the ruler's daughter raised (Mt 9:18-26). The poor have the gospel preached to them. It adds to the force of this testimony that the poor had always been overlooked by Pharisees and the Jewish doctors. The ancient philosophers and theologians had no gospel for those who could not pay for it. The climax is preaching the gospel to the poor. Jesus answers John by pointing to his works. They were a more convincing answer than words. What he has done for mankind is still a most convincing demonstration.

Discussion for Matthew 11:5

  • Gurjit Singh for verse 5
    It is all about souls.The blind souls are those who do not try see divine light and God inside body.Lame are those souls who have become so weak under the burden of worldly pressure and mind affect on them so they never try to walk toward spiritual success.The sins,bad deed,bad thoughts,ego,lust for sex etc.make the souls equal to lepers.Deaf are those souls who never try to listen the divine melody or sound inside the body.Dead is called to those souls who have no inclination toward God.Poor souls are those who have lost their original wealth,the living with God in heaven.These souls will achieve strength of seeing God,lame will get power for movement toward spiritual success,the lepers soul will become holy soul,deaf souls will become listening soul for current sound,dead souls will wake toward their destination and poor soul will get company of God with having gospels of christ followers as their life gems.

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